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Nov 2, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. it was scenes like this -- this is your house right here? >> yeah. yeah, this is my house. it used to be over there. >> reporter: juxtaposed against scenes like this -- fancy port-a-potties -- that forced the mayor to cancel the marathon. today, we saw them loading in cases of vodka. private party going on in here. and pallets of water and food. this is a lot of provisions. can't go in this area? but the pictures that truly did not sit well with many in this city where hundreds of thousands still don't have power, four large diesel generators, guarded by security. how many homes could these things power? >> i don't know. >> reporter: how do you think your neighbors without power would like this thing? >> they'd love it. >> there's children out there who are without blankets, without anything. and then these generators are running. >> reporter: the decision to cancel the marathon came just hours after the mayor publicly defended the idea. >> new york has to show that we are here and that we're going to recover. >> reporter: tonight, on our local station, wabc, the head of the marathon said it
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Nov 5, 2012 5:30pm PST
governor romney have another move? let's begin with white house correspondent jake tapper leading us off from iowa. he's there traveling with the president. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. president obama accompanied by his top aides and bruce springsteen hopscotched across battleground states today. the key ones that his campaign feels will deliver him a re-election. they are wisconsin, iowa and ohio where the president's national political career all began. slightly ahead in our abc news/"washington post" national tracking poll, president obama is ending his very last day of campaigning having enlisted the help of celebrity musician friends. >> that's not a bad way to bring it home, with the boss. >> reporter: the day began with springsteen's obama 2012 campaign song. ♪ let's vote for the man who got osama forward away we go ♪ >> reporter: even though that was interrupted by spring teen project i projecting acknowledgement of liberal and progressive anxiety. >> the first debate really freaked me out. all right. ♪ but then romney got schooled twice by obama then smiling jo
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Oct 31, 2012 5:30pm PDT
] abc's terry moran spent the day in that town and he's standing by with the very latest for us right now. terry? >> reporter: diane, this is what you see throughout the jersey shore right now. homes just ripped right off their foundations. this was someone's living room. there's a kitchen back there, a bathroom over here. but look down here. none of the infrastructure of the house is left. it's somewhere else. and that is why the real threat here right up and down the shore is what you can't see. fires rage in the town of mantoloking on the jersey shore early this morning, fueled by natural gas. it is a harbinger of a worst-case scenario here -- a potential disaster after the disaster. you can smell the gas. >> you can hear the gas. you can smell the gas. everywhere you go, you hear "shh," just the gas, all the open gas lines going. just scared to death. [ hissing ] >> reporter: do you hear that? that is the sound that everyone left in these towns is fearing the most right now. it is a hissing gas main. you hear it on street after street, right up the shore. you can smell the gas in
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Nov 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
. >>> and jaws dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us in her own words the astonishing moment her martial arts kicked in. the karate chop that saved her life. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to robin at home. we are getting back to normal here in times square. but look at these live shots. >> can we say it for her, though? rabbit rabbit. >> rabbit, rabbit,. >> rabbit, rabbit. >> rabbit rabbit, robin. let's look at the live shots downtown right now. still so dark in lower manhattan. this is a city divided right now. it's going to take days, maybe longer, for the power to come back. and the scale of destruction is becoming so clear in so many places. look at the aerial shots of breezy point, new york, home to generations of firefighters and police. hit so hard by 9/11. now, hit again. more than 100 homes destroyed. one of so many communities that have been absolutely devastated. >> wow, those are crazy pictures. here's what we know right now in terms of the numbers. at least 74 dead. an estimated $20 billion in property loss. new yor
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Nov 3, 2012 11:00pm PDT
movie times ten. >> he used this rope to rescue his neighbors but pulling them off their roof and into his second store bedroom. but he would rather talk about the volunteers that have descended on his neighborhood. >> the heroes are people walking around feeding everybody and bringing hot food and coffee and talls and everything. the people around here, because nobody else did nothing for us. >> started off with me and my husband, and from there people kept coming. >> gael helped set up the donation center in what was an empty parking lot. >> we have had an abundance of help. slowly and gradually building its way up as far as the supplies and helpers. >> there was a whole sense there as you can see, the piece still stapgd. >> sheryl is one of the residents who was able to get some much-needed help. >> it's gut wrenching. a agree grew up here. >> her family's home is flooded and there's not much left, but sheryl says the structure is intact. >> i'll have fun with my mother picking out new carpets and tiles and furniture and just keeping positive to keep going. >> and that is t
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Nov 4, 2012 1:00am PDT
may. scariest movie times ten. >> he used this rope to rescue his neighbors but pulling them off their roof and into his second store bedroom. but he would rather talk about the volunhave that have descended on his neighborhood. >> the heroes are people walking around feeding everybody and bringing hot food and coffee and talls and everything. the people around here, because nobody else did nothing for us. >> started off with me and my husband, and from there people kept coming. >> gael helped set up the donation center in what was an empty parking lot. >> we have had an abundance of help. slowly and gradually building its way up as far as the supplies and helpers. >> there was a whole sense there as you can see, the piece still stapgd. >> sheryl is one of the residents who was able to get some much-needed help. >> it's gut wrenching. a agree grew up here. >> her family's home is flooded and there's not much left, but sheryl says the structure is intact. >> i'll have fun with my mother picking out new carpets and tiles and furniture and just keeping positive to keep going. >> and
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Nov 13, 2012 5:30pm PST
tells us what happened today. martha? >> reporter: diane, the consequences of dave petraeus' infidelity are astonishing. the nation is left without him as its cia director and the commander of our forces in afghanistan caught up in this bizarre web, as well. it is breathtaking. within days, two four-star generals so widely respected in the midst of scandal. first, david petraeus and now general john allen being investigated for sending what the pentagon said were "potentially inappropriate" messages, putting on hold his likely promotion to become the supreme allied commander in europe. >> of course, it weighs on him as much as it weighs on dave petraeus. i believe that dave is very, very sad for what he admitted he did. >> reporter: at the center of this web, jill kelley, the tampa socialite and honorary military ambassador, living near the centcom headquarters where petraeus and allen were once based. officials say it was early this summer that kelley received anonymous e-mails, accusing her of flaunting her friendly relationships with top military brass. the fbi traced those e-mails b
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Nov 2, 2012 1:40am PDT
to travel -- and there's so much more to see. so we found a plan that can travel with us. anywhere in the country. [ male announcer ] join the millions of people who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp, an organization serving the needs of people 50 and over for generations. remember, all medicare supplement insurance plans help cover what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you thousands a year in out-of-pocket costs. call now to request your free decision guide. and learn more about the kinds of plans that will be here for you now -- and down the road. i have a lifetime of experience. so i know how important that is. ♪ i'll turn on the ♪ if he pulls us over i'll turn on the charm ♪ ♪ you'll be in the slammer i'll be on his arm ♪ >>> the stars were in nashville last night for the 46th annual country music association awards. >> country music is changing, and the cmas honored both its newest stars and some of its ve vets. joining us live via skype is music and media consultant bruno del granado. always good to have you,
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00am PST
morning. want to say hello to robin at home. elizabeth vargas is with us here. and boy, what a night. >> what a night indeed. >> president obama secures a second term with a surprisingly sweeping victory. the president said he learned from and listened to those who did not vote for him. there he is on stage last night, savoring the victory with his family. >> his daughters flew out after school yesterday to be there with him. here are the final numbers. the electoral college. 303 votes for president obama, 206 for governor romney. the popular vote is still being counted today. president obama with about 60 million votes right now. governorromney, about 57 million. >> a lot of controversial issues out there. right now, let's get to matthew dowd. this is the number we were talking about yesterday. the president was more in tune with the changing america. you see that number, 72%. that was the share of the vote last night held by whites. four years ago, it was 74%. that's exactly what president obama predicted. >> and not long ago, it was 90%. this is a changing america, which makes it
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Nov 7, 2012 3:00am PST
for his second term. >> tonight you voted for action, not politics as usual. you elected us to focus on your jobs, not ours. >> there were cheers in chicago and tears in boston. after the long hard fight, it was all over for the challenger. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> now after the bruising campaign and facing a congress as divided as it was before the election, president obama and the country prepare for the next four years. >> thank you, america! god bless you! god bless these united states. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "america this morning" with rob nelson and paula faris. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. four years ago barack obama stood on the brink of history the morning after his election. now four years later he stands on the brink of a second term. >> the president has won re-election after a hard-fought campaign, saying he returned to the white house more determined and decisive than ever. >> and he claimed a decisive and sweeping victory over challenger mitt romney although
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Nov 5, 2012 7:00am PST
the interruption and momentum caused by the tragic storm that hit us here on east coast. they believe they've had the momentum since the debate's ended and recaptured their candidates mojo, if you will. they see the enthusiasm. 30,000 people at a rally in pennsylvania. i've been to many rallies in pennsylvania with more than one candidate and that's a big crowd by any measure for either party. and so they feel like they have the momentum. i know ed gillespie talked with you about the expanded math. that matters far less than the state of ohio. >> donna brazile, you were there with al gore in 2000. the big difference from 2000 for the democrats is the sophistication of that turnout machine that president obama has built? >> george, they call it a sandwich program. this is found in the so-called swing voters. the persuadable voters. the base voters, the independent voters. this is a campaign that had 5,100 satellite offices all across the battleground states. they're targeting people where they live, where they're eating, where they're shopping, where they play. because the most important thing ove
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Nov 6, 2012 4:00pm PST
election headquarters. great to have you with us. all day long we've been watching grandmothers, first-time voters, rich people, poor people, blue collar workers, all the people who believe in america going to the polls, every state of our union today joining together at the ballot boxes, and we will be bringing you the results. we are here to tell you who won, why throughout this evening and what's next. it's your voice as we've been saying and your vote tonight. >> diane, it has been a long, bitter and expensive race. deadlocked most of the way and revealed an america divided in so many ways. tonight, all of you are going to tip the balance. >> and now we are ready to begin because we have three projections to make because the polls have closed in six states and we are ready to go. here it is. indiana, this state has switched, president obama won it four years ago, governor romney has won it this time. it is not a surprise, though. we were expecting governor romney to take indiana. kentucky, this is a very red state and governor romney has taken kentucky, as well, tonight. and vermon
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Nov 6, 2012 11:00pm PST
single person off the air, because you have seen a lot of us on the air. you have no idea, the legions are behind the scenes and what they do. again all of you went to the polls and voted. >> everyone in this room, everyone who participated in the pageant of democracy. thank you for joining us. >> we end with this, a woman, i have three sons who served in the military, my husband served too, i voted because he fights for our freedom every day. to all of you, good night. ♪ ♪ >>> we are an american family, and we rise or fall together as one nation and as one people. >> president obama secures four more years as president. victories in the swing states put him well over the top with the votes needed to win the electoral college. good evening, everyone. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. as you well know barack obama has been re-elected president of the united states. he just finished speaking to the nation, and he accepted the concession call from mitt romney two hours ago. >> the president won the important swing states of ohio, wisconsin, colorado and new hampshire. one swing
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Nov 16, 2012 1:40am PST
with us, everybody. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >>> as we all know we are >>> as we all know, we are becoming a digital nation. it all begins with books. for too many children, books just aren't a big part of their lives. >> one group set out to remedy that. yesterday it reached a milestone, bringing smiles to 100 million boys and girls. abc's terry moran has the story. >> reporter: you remember, your first book. a moment filled with bright dreams and possibilities. and in washington, d.c., these children began living those dreams. >> little tiny baby bird. i didn't see that. >> reporter: kalia is one of millions of american girls and boys, books are luxuries in many of their homes. >> we are here to celebrate the 100 millionth book. >> 20 years ago kyle zimmer founded first books bringing books to children in need, 100 million books now and counting. >> i have seen the light in their eyes go on. they can't belief they got to keep books of their own. >> reporter: it makes a lifelong difference. studies show a child's ability to understand st
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Nov 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
section of a marina that used to be on this side of the harbor. >> reporter: with the worst of the storm past, the daunting cleanup process has begun. >> i wanted to own a boat. but not this way. now, it looks like i own three boats. >> reporter: despite the long road ahead, police have faith in the residents. >> just because i wear a uniform doesn't make me a hero. people out there with their will and the ability to pull together are the real heroes. >> there were crews here that were on the clock for hours and hours and hours. >> reporter: not able to see their own families. >> that's right. >> reporter: worried about saving new yorkers. >> that's right, yes. that's what the police are here for. >> reporter: ready to go above and beyond the call of duty to help get this city back on its feet. for "good morning america," john schriffen, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to john. >>> now, to the latest casualty of sandy. the new york city marathon has never been canceled. not by weather. not by 9/11. this year, the mayor's insistence that the show must go on, was met with massive outrage
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Nov 8, 2012 4:00am PST
coastline communities. >> cops are telling us we have to evacuate immediately. they're expecting another surge of water. and they want everybody out of the houses. >> we may take a step back in the next 24 hours. you need to be prepared for that. i'm prepared for that. i hate setbacks. i don't tolerate them usually very well. but this one, i can't control. >> reporter: and airlines are also taking another hit with more than 1,700 flights canceled for yesterday and today. and commuters who have been dealing with gas shortages and adjusted mass transit system, are now dealing with icy roads and closed highways. >> it's really, really bad, waiting in line for gas. now, i'm waiting in line to get home. >>> the heaviest snow fell in ocean county, new jersey, which got a foot. and central manhattan got four inches. >>> and for more on the storm, here's accuweather's jim dickey. >> our nor'easter winding down today. still seeing snowfall and rain, especially through the morning and especially into new england. but as far as the new york city is concerned, into pennsylvania, the mid-atlantic, im
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Nov 1, 2012 1:40am PDT
. >> created dracula, bram stoker, absolutely right. [cheers and applause] all right, show us the money, please: $2,000, up to $30,000. [cheers and applause] "ok bayou?" is the category. >> [snickers] >> which of these louisiana-based reality shows is about a family of self-described "redneck" millionaires? >> i'm pretty sure i know the answer. and i'm going to go... [laughter] "d," duck dynasty, final answer. >> it's duck dynasty. you got it right. [cheers and applause] >> oh. >> okay, jason, let's put some more money in the bank. how about another $7,000? $37,000. >> wow. >> you were looking at your wife, the clown, denise. nice to see you, denise. >> hi. >> looking very cute. >> hi, meredith and "scaredith." >> does he--does jason dress like this at home ever or... >> no, thankfully not. although, he walks very well in those heels. i was... >> all right, jason. >> surprised. >> "other works" is your next category. filed in 1992, what pop star is a credited "inventor" on patent no. 5,255,452, or "method and means for creating anti-gravity illusion"? >> gravity illusion... you know what? i'm g
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Nov 4, 2012 8:00am PST
well for us. we think we're closing with strong momentum. the president is having terrific events out there. i'm confident that the president will be re-elected. we have the support to win this election. we have to make sure that it materializes in votes. and that's the challenge over the next two days is to make sure we're getting all of the supporters to the polls. >>> so much of the past few days defined by hurricane sandy. the president receiving praise from sandy. some pretty harsh criticism from the former mayor of new york, rudy giuliani. >> i don't know what he was doing in the nevada. if i was president of the united states, i wouldn't be flitting around the west and midwest. i feel pretty offended seeing my president floating around, campaigning while people are suffering. >> your response? >> well, mayor giuliani is running around the country campaigning for mitt romney and popping off. the people in new york and new jersey, they're working with this president and this administration, fema, every day, and our focus needs to be. really, the country has been united. mayor giu
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Nov 5, 2012 6:00am PST
>>> thanks for joining us it is 6:00, i'm kristen sze. >>> and i'm eric thomas. trouble on the roads this morning. >>> we have a "sig alert" 101 north coming into san francisco at candlestick, pick up slammed into the back of a garbage truck that caught on fire two right lanes are blocked northbound into san francisco. let's look at the traffic app, your waze app backing towards bay shore beautiful, heavy northbound, accident once again -- before candlestick park two right lanes you might want to consider 280 good alternate in the clearing process you can download this app that navigate around the accident on the appear store and google play. >>> -- good morning. big story this morning, we have fog live doppler picking up mainly clear air in the north bay valleys we have the fog now. this is starting to slide a little out of the north so move across the san pablo bay towards east bay shoreline we'll keep track of that for you and let you know if that happens over the next couple of hours. today low to upper 70s at the coast, wouldn't be surprised if we have a few 80s the
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Nov 6, 2012 8:00pm PST
, this is a red state, so take us through the map now, george. >> we see still everyone -- every state coming in basically as we expected of the red states have been met for a long time. the blue states still blue but some disappointment there for governor romney could not pick up wisconsin as sharyn said, could not pick up pennsylvania and the big battlegrounds that has gotten most of the attention and money from the campaign still out there, but president obama with a lead in ohio, holding on to a small lead in florida, virginia, north carolina, too close to call right now. i do want to look -- we've gotten a number from our exit poll that i told everybody to watch at the beginning of the night, the white share of the electorate. back in 2008, 74% of the electorate was white. look at our exit poll tonight, shows that number has gone down to 72%, matthew dowd, you see that there, 72% of the electorate white according to our exit poll right now, a massive move continuing a trend of the last 30 year, but that was a trend that the romney campaign was hoping to buck. >> yeah, that was the trend
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Nov 14, 2012 1:40am PST
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Nov 5, 2012 11:35pm PST
with president obama today and joins us from iowa. good evening, terry. 11 cities in three days. >> reporter: that's right, the final lap. and this is the final time barack obama will ever do this. this is his last political campaign and the last rally and so tonight this cold iowa air is thick with emotion and nostalgia and edged with a bit of anxiety about what's going to happen tomorrow. you talk to the obama people, they express kind of gritty, grim, even, confidence. they think they'll get it done. but they know this time so different from the last time. it's not about inspiration, it's about perspiration, all about hard work. madison, wisconsin this morning, bright and crisp and an obama crowd filling the streets about 18,000 of them. sort of fired up. sort of ready to go. >> i don't know. it's pretty early to be fired up. >> reporter: bruce springsteen came and sang. ♪ no retreat ♪ no surrender >> reporter: and this time around for obama and his crowd the gritty courage, mournful determination in his songs rings truer, perhaps. >> this is an incredible crowd and it's good to be ba
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Nov 7, 2012 12:00am PST
. so we found a plan that can travel with us. anywhere in the country. [ male announcer ] join the millions of people who have already enrolled in the only medicare supplement insurance plans endorsed by aarp, an organization serving the needs of people 50 and over for generations. remember, all medicare supplement insurance plans help cover what medicare doesn't pay. and could save you thousands a year in out-of-pocket costs. call now to request your free decision guide. and learn more about the kinds of plans that will be here for you now -- and down the road. i have a lifetime of experience. so i know how important that is. >>> an exciting day, an emotional day, and all those adjectives fit. >> let's get analysis from rick klein, a lot of people want to know, can, can they get anything done in washington now, pretty much everything stays the same. you hear this bipartisan tone. the president saying he is going to invite romney to have a discussion to talk about some idea. >> the voters did not give president obama a mandate. what he can do is create that mandate. i think if
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Nov 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
>>> good morning, thanks for joining us i'm kristen sze. >>> i'm eric thomas. >>> good morning. live doppler 7 hd, no radar returns it is a quiet morning weather-wise other than fog right now thickness livermore quarter mile there and novato as you head over37 to napa 3/4, improving -- around santa rosa up to two highs now. mainly clear around the bay, mid 40s to low 50s top without high clouds and sun mid to upper 60s this afternoon. high clouds and sun rolls through inland valleys after a foggy start top out around 70 down towards the coast starting off a little humidity dew on the ground, 50, partly sunny, mid to upper 50s at noon upper 50s to near 60 partly sunny sky high clouds and sun for the afternoon. >>> looking good from the carquinez bridge into the macarthur maze 80 westbound a little busier, still just about 20 minutes between those two points traffic looks like it is flowing nicely no metering lights light minor delay paying cash on both sides of the tolls. oakland east 980 at 580 first reports of stall blocking right lane, napa 121 at 29 overturned vehicle blocki
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Nov 6, 2012 1:40am PST
. still working that out. don't see us, don't worry. special coverage tomorrow. we may be on, may not. we'll see you at some point tomorrow. >> the results will dictate that. >> indeed. >>> now, the story that no one in the region worst affected by sandy wants to here. a classic nor'easter driving north with the storm zone its sight. >> so far no evacuations have been ordered burke that could change. for the forecast, we're joined by meteorologist jim dickey. good morning, jim. >>> good morning. tracking the threat for a nor'easter here. it could arrive on the eastern seaboard wednesday. monday evening, thunderstorms in the gulf coast. hail, thunderstorms rolled across louisiana into texas. eastward. early morning hours. here today the story of low pressure will get its act together as it tracks through northern florida. steady rain, southeast. heavy thunderstorms. along coastal new england, northeast mid-atlantic coast. some coastal flooding especially at high tide. england snow. strong gusty winds. rob and paula, back to you. >> definitely not what a lot of folks out here want to hear.
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Nov 4, 2012 9:00am PST
thanks for joining us. i'm carolyn tyler. let's start with a quick look at the weather with our meteorologist lisa argen. >> good morning. emeryville, thighs and sunny. 59 in oakland right now. 62 at sfo. and we are looking at temperatures warming quickly today. in fact, numbers will be anywhere from 4 to 8 degrees above normal. we are looking at temperatures in the city near 70 degrees with lower 80s in our inland east bay. and today begins the warming trend. it should peak tomorrow with temperatures well above normal , perhaps some records. in fact, widespread 80s over the next couple days including election day. but be warned. we are talking about just as dramatic a cool down for the end of the week. >> thank you. developing news this morning. going to your grocery store today could mean crossing a picket line if are you shopping at railly's. the stores throughout california and nevada went on strike at 6:00 this morning after talks broke down. abc7 news reporter kyra clapper joins us live from the railly's in fremont with details on the walkout. good morning. >> good morning
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Nov 6, 2012 8:35pm PST
class. that's us. >> reporter: mitt romney had used for years now the term obama care, something of an epithet to attack the president's health care reform. tonight certainly a referendum on many things. do you think it was a referendum on that, if nothing else? >> no, i don't think so. i think that obama has got a plan in mind and that there's nothing wrong with that. he's going to move things around and organize health care in a better way so it's more accessible for everybody. >> what do you make of the celebration especially as we called barack obama -- >> it's awesome. >> reporter: what you thought it would be? >> i think it's great. >> reporter: two very happy, satisfied voters, if nothing else, i would argue there are a few more behind me here in times square tonight, diane and george. >> a lot of people. to ron brownstein right now. there's going to be so much we learn about the country coming out of this election and the party. one fact i want to throw at you as you reflect on this victory for president obama. the last six presidential elections democrats have won the po
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Nov 3, 2012 7:00am PDT
home. she's live with us this morning. >>> we begin with something to cheer about. finally, power being restored to many in lower manhattan. a huge relief for some. but millions of others in the northeast, could be without electricity for another week, if not longer. meantime, temperatures are plunging to frigid levels and fast. ginger zee is here with the latest on this unwelcomed cold snap. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, bianna. if someone knows some of the 3.4 million customers that are still without power in the 11 states, i want you to text them or get ahold of them this morning. the cold is on the way. 42 new york. 44 philadelphia. erie back there at 40. but look at the next three nights. again, tomorrow morning, through early tuesday is when it's really going to hit. and you're going to go, oh, my goodness. actually, we could have problems with hypothermia, especially with people a little older. new york city gets down to 34. that's the city. you go outside of the city, and some of the affected areas. the power's out. you got all that cold sitting around. it could be in t
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Nov 6, 2012 7:00am PST
tapper joins us from chicago. you tell me the last couple days have been emotional ones for the president. >> reporter: they have, indeed, been emotional. i'm standing in the arena, where likely this evening, president obama will either declare victory or concede defeat. but it has been very emotional. president obama teared up yesterday seeing all these former aides and advisers, joining him on the trail for the last campaign swing. one adviser comparing it to the lost episode of a tv series, when all of the characters join for that show. that's not to say they feel this is the end. they feel optimistic. one senior adviser saying they feel a little bit of wind at their back. the president and first lady arrived in chicago at around 1:00 this morning. spending the night in their hyde park house. their return to the windy city caps a whirlwind final push on monday. it culminated in an emotional rally in front of 20,000 iowans, just a few yards away from his former campaign headquarters in 2007-2008. at one point, the president wiped a tear from his face. >> to all of you who lived and brea
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Nov 2, 2012 11:35pm PDT
of the hotel's ballrooms. >> they're not used to white duvet covers. >> reporter: these are hilton. >> they are camping in places. >> reporter: much of new york is still in a state of emergency, as we saw today. it looks like traffic but this line of cars is actually a gas line. so, how long have you been in line? >> since 7:30 in the morning. >> reporter: 7:30 in the morning? that's, like, you're running on ten hours. >> yep. >> reporter: this is one of the very few gas stations that was still pumping gas after sandy and it just happens to be along the route of the marathon. there is a line 30 blocks a mile long of people waiting to get gas and as you can see -- they just ran out. not far from here, people were stick clamors for essentials. >> back up so the next person can get them. >> reporter: at a nearby shelter, people are tired, frustrated and hungry for a hot meal. >> when was the last time you guys had a hot meal? >> three days. >> reporter: everything at the neighborhood supermarkets have been destroyed. from the food to the freezers that used to hold it. a million specta
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 4:00am PST
, are making good use of this day. and john schriffen has more on that. >> reporter: good morning, dan. instead of thousands of runners making their way to the starting line, many will be coming right here to staten island ferry to gather donations. lot going on here in downtown manhattan. 5,000 gallons of water being pumped out of a subway station a minute to get it running. we have signs of normalcy popping up. but still a lot of work to be done. flying high above the tristate, abc news got a close look at the cleanup efforts. the canal that separates new jersey from staten island where 350,000 gallons of fuel spilled over as a result of the superstorm. >> i think we're starting to win as far as the response. >> reporter: and this morning, a welcome sight, the crane that dangled so precariously, is now safely tethered to the side of the building. >> we have a little bit of more work to do. we hope to open west 57th street to traffic. >> reporter: a small sign conditions in new york are looking up. excitement to have the light and sounds of normalcy. as more subways begin to run. >> i have bee
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 7:00am PST
've got the smartest guy in the business to help us answer it. >>> coming up also, in the northeast, this election is playing out against the backdrop utterly scrambled by sandy. in new jersey, they're now going to let people vote by e-mail. here's the latest numbers, 106 people dead. 2.6 million homes and businesses still without power. take a look at this picture. this is from the cover of the upcoming new york magazine. it takes the breath away. you can just see half of the island in darkness. >> like a tale of two cities. it's hard to believe that it's one week ago tomorrow where sandy hit. >>> also coming up, the emotional story of the high school football star whose biggest play will be the touchdown he intentionally did not make stepping out of bounds one yard from the end zone with the full support of his coach and teammate. wait till you hear his heartwarming reason why. >>> but we're going to start here with insult to injury. for the millions of people who still don't have heat, power or water after sandy, it's now getting dangerously cold and there's a big, new storm brew
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